Happy Wednesday. It feels like I just wrote a WIP post, but the calendar assures me it was a week ago.
I’m past the gusset on the second Green Bay sock. I’m at the point where I should wind yarn for my next socks, but I don’t want to clear off the dining room table to make room for the swift.
Before I start my next pair of socks I might darn a pair. I usually throw away socks once they get a hole, but these are some of my favorite socks. They are also some of my newest socks, which makes the hole rather annoying.
My sweater continues to chug along. I finished the sleeves, seamed, and blocked the sweater. It was clear I wouldn’t have enough yarn to do a shawl collar, so I bought some contrasting yarn to use. I am using Burly Spun from Brown Sheep Company, Inc. It is a stark contrast to go from rustic farm yarn to mass-produced commercial yarn. I would not normally refer to Brown Sheep as soft yarn, but it is compared to the rest of the sweater.
I decided not to dye the sweater after all. Once the sweater was seamed it was clear that I didn’t like it enough to go through the effort. I will use it as a house sweater on extra cold days. I think it will be too warm for any day above freezing.
I decided to make up my own collar and button band as the collar in the pattern seemed wrong to me. I didn’t want to knit it and then sew the band on. I also wanted to make sure the collar had enough depth. I want a big shawl collar, and making it up as I go will give me that.
I don’t know what I’m going to use for buttons. I’m thinking I’ll dig up some random buttons from my stash instead of buying buttons. We shall see how that ends up.
I really want to be done with the sweater this week. I’m ready get started on my Everyday Shawl again.
What are you working on this week?